- Series: Mellen Animal Rights Library (Book 2)
- Hardcover: 204 pages
- Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr (August 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0773487220
- ISBN-13: 978-0773487222
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,171,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Moral Inquiries on the Situation of Man and of Brutes (Mellen Animal Rights Library)
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This book (published in 1824), lays out his very unconventionally forward-thinking views on the human-animal relationship, as well as on the rights of women (detailing their unjust treatment in the British legal system), prisoners (a whole chapter on their suffering), and other exploited groups. This 1992 edition has a preface from Peter Singer, in which Singer notes that he read Gompertz’ work while researching and writing Animal Liberation.
Gompertz is humble throughout the book, joking that he knows he may have no readers, and repeatedly acknowledging his own imperfections as they relate to the values he’s espousing. The theme of imperfection is woven throughout.
A central claim: “The dreadful situation of brute creation, particular of those which have been domesticated, claims our strictest attention.” (22)
Conclusion: “Cruelty is still cruelty. It matters not whether the victim be furnished with two legs or with four, with wings, with fins, or with arms; where there is sensation, there is subject for cruelty.”